ICC sanctions 3 Bangladesh players, 2 Indians for misconduct in ill-tempered U19 World Cup Final
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday sanctioned 5 players from Bangladesh and India for his or her misconduct and indulging during a scuffle on the sector after Bangladesh won their maiden U19 World Cup title in Potchefstroom on Sunday.
After Bangladesh defeated India by 3 wickets within the final, their players stormed onto the sector to celebrate their historic triumph as members from both the teams were seen shoving and pushing one another , forcing the umpires to intervene and calm the players.
ICC charged 5 players from the two teams for his or her misconduct, saying, such behaviour from the players has "no place in our sport".
"The elation and disappointment experienced by some players after the sport spilled over into unedifying scenes that haven't any place in our sport," said Geoff Allardice, the ICC's head Cricket.
"Respect is at the very heart of the spirit of cricket, and players are expected to point out self-discipline, congratulate the opposition on their successes and luxuriate in the success of their own team.
"It is disappointing that Code of Conduct charges needed to be laid after such a closely contested match, but it's important to strengthen the quality of behavior which will be expected of those young players should they transition to senior international cricket."
From the Bangladesh squad, Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain and Rakibul Hasan were handed 6 demerit points each their Level 3 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct while from India, Akash Singh and Ravi Bishnoi were slapped with 5 demerit points.
Ravi Bishnoi, who took a 4-wicket haul within the final and finished because the highest wicket-taker within the U19 World Cup was also found guilty of using "language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter" and was handed 2 more demerit points for the behaviour.